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Is offensive warfare and fighting against non-believers encouraged in the Holy Books for believers today? (Jihad)

Bible: No       Qur'an: Yes

Ephesians 6:12 – For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.

1 Timothy 2:1-2 – 1. I exhort, therefore that first of all… 2. we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty.

An-Nisa 4:76-77 – 76. Those who believe fight for the cause of Allah... 77. but when fighting was prescribed for them, behold!... “Our Lord! Why have you ordained fighting for us? If only You would give us respite for a while!” Say:… “The enjoyment of this world is short; and the Hereafter will be better for him who fears Allah.”

At-Tawbah 9:123 – O you who believe, fight those of the unbelievers near you and let them see how harsh you can be. Know that Allah is with the righteous.

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